Diabetes and the Aware Mind

          Most people go through life in a relatively unconscious state, where unconscious here refers to not one being conscious but rather not conscious enough of oneself.  Not being self aware affects every part of our life experience in a negative way, including our health.  This is something everyone needs to Read More …

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Insulin Resistance Vs. Hyperinsulinemia

          If you want to understand type 2 diabetes, it is important to understand the roles that the condition of  insulin resistance and hyperinsulinemia, or the diseased condition of high insulin levels in the blood.  People throw around the term insulin resistance without really thinking much about it, and this also Read More …

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Thyroid And Adrenal Problems

          I had someone contact me today who has diabetes who is being managed well, but she also suffers from reduced thyroid function along with poor adrenal function, and is under the treatment of a physician and things don’t seem to be going too well. So I thought this would be Read More …

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DHEA and Type 2 Diabetes

            DHEA is a very important hormone that plays a role in many processes.  Most notably for type 2 diabetics, it serves to counterbalance the adrenal hormone cortisol and help keep it in check.  Among the effects of excess cortisol is elevated blood sugar, and while cortisol plays a role Read More …

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Negative Consequences of Insulin Therapy

        I ran into an article the other day from Diabetes Care called “The Potential Negative Consequences of Early Insulin Therapy.” and decided that this would be a good article to feature on here.  Now this stuff is all well known, but there’s a huge segment of the scientific community and just Read More …

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Dr. Ron Rosedale on Insulin Part 7

            Dr. Rosedale points out that insulin levels, and by extension insulin sensitivity, is a key indicator of aging, although it really isn’t the insulin sensitivity that does it, as he seems to suggest.  Being insensitive to insulin is actually a symptom, not a disease, and a clear symptom actually. Read More …

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How We Get Confused By Blood Sugar

                Diabetes is diagnosed by high blood sugar, and therefore most people think that this is the disease itself.  It is true that all diabetes does manifest itself as hyperglycemia, high blood sugar, although this is a symptom of the end stage of the disease, in various magnitudes. Read More …

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Dr. Ron Rosedale on Insulin Part 6

              Dr. Rosedale points out that the treatment for cardiovascular disease (CVD) always involves cholesterol lowering medication and these medications are ubiquitous these days for anyone who is seen as either having CVD or even being at risk for it.  Diabetics are certainly included in the higher risk category, Read More …

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What A Website Thinks T2 Diabetes Is

            There are lots of websites that talk about type 2 diabetes of course, and a lot of them promote some popular myths about the disease.  There is a lot of myth out there for sure, and by myth here I mean claims that don’t correspond with the science we Read More …

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Alleged Misconceptions About Diabetes

          I subscribe to regular notifications from academia.edu, and while many of these articles aren’t of any particular interest to me, the lead article from today’s email was indeed an interesting one.  Some researchers conducted a study among diabetics in certain demographic groups, low income and minority populations, to assess their Read More …

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